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The 16th annual Belfast Mela will take place between the 20– 28 August 2022 with a week long programme of events across the city. As part of the week long programme there are two flagship events with a whole range of trading and exhibiting opportunities.

Mela Carnival

20 August, 1pm – 5pm, City Hall


Brand new to this year is our opening event, Mela Carnival. Following a 6 month community engagement programme we will create an 800 participant carnival parade through the city centre to mark the beginning of the festival. Following the carnival parade there will be a free global village party in the grounds of City Hall.

Mela Day

28 August, 12noon – 6pm, Botanic Gardens


The culmination of the week long festival will be our traditional large scale one day event at Botanic Gardens, which attracts thousands of attendees over the course of 6 hours.


The Mela is a wide ranging and diverse festival which attracts many different types of businesses and organisations across different sectors including:


  • Restaurants and catering businesses
  • Artisan food businesses
  • Craft businesses
  • Health and wellbeing businesses
  • Arts and creative businesses
  • Public sector organisations
  • Third sector organisations
  • Charities and not for profit organisations

Apply to Mela 2022


Stands to Mela Carnival and Mela Day are now fully booked. We are no longer accepting any applications.